2021: Gov Ishaku tasks Tarabans on COVID-19 protocols

January 1, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

Taraba state governor, Arc Darius Ishaku has warned Tarabans to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols in 2021 in order to prevent the spread of the pandemic in the state. Ishaku in his New Year message to the people of the state, Thursday, congratulated them for surviving the scourge of the pandemic and the economic hardship that came with it. He Read More

NEPC/A/Ibom partner on exportable oil palm

January 1, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) has called for the partnership of the Akwa Ibom state government with the view to developing oil palm in the state for export. Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of NEPC, Mr Olusegun Awolowo disclosed this during a one-day capacity building workshop on acceptable practices across the value chain of oil palm for enhanced Read More

AEPB director reads riot act to contractors

January 1, 2021 Baba Yusuf 0

Director Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB), Hassan Abubakar, has called on contractors responsible for cleaning Abuja to put heads together in order to make the city clean. The director made this known during his meeting with contractors handling the cleaning of the city in his office Thursday. He said cleaning up the city forms the sole mandate of AEPB. According Read More

Bala signs 2021 Bauchi budget into law

January 1, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Bauchi state governor Bala Mohammed on Tuesday assented to the 2021 approved budget passed by the state house of assembly. While signing the budget, the governor pledged to ensure full implementation of the approved budget. Bala who explained that, the 2021 budget was larger than that of the 2020, said it was designed to enable his administration consolidate on the Read More

Breaking: COVID-19 hits Manchester City players hard as Chelsea clash looms

January 1, 2021 TheSun 0

Pep Guardiola has confirmed at least five players will miss Sunday’s trip to Chelsea after testing positive for Covid-19. The Premier League postponed Monday night’s clash between Everton and Manchester City after a spate of positive tests at the Etihad. But tests done on Thursday have come back negative and the hope is they will be able to play at Stamford Bridge. Kyle Read More

NAF kills several bandits in Birnin Gwari

January 1, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Air force operatives on security patrol have killed several bandits, who were moving stolen cattle into the Kuduru Forest in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state, Kaduna state government has said. Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan said that the Air force patrol, a component of Operation Thunder Strike were on patrol Read More

Man sets self ablaze, dies in Jos

January 1, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

One Muhammad Ibrahim, Thursday morning, committed suicide after setting himself on fire, reportedly following a fight with his biological father on Wednesday, an eye witness said. The arsonist, Muhammad, was reported to have Wednesday night beaten his father, Alhaji Ibrahim, causing fracture to his (father’s) hand. Muhammad and his father lived at William Street in Jos and reportedly committed the Read More

In Zaria, Iyan Zazzau is dead

January 1, 2021 Moh Bello Habib 0

The embattled Iyan Zazzau, Alhaji Bashir Aminu, is dead. Alhaji Aminu died in the early hours of Friday after a brief illness.Confirming his death, a family member of the late Bashir Aminu said he left Zaria for Lagos last week after his 70th anniversary. Blueprint reports that later Aminu until his death was a Bursar at defunct Katsina College of Read More

Another look at the new gospel according to St. Matthew Kukah

January 1, 2021 Sunday Garba 0

Let me begin by thanking the Almighty God, the creator of heaven and earth for His infinite kindness and mercifulness unto mankind, especially, to Nigerians and Nigeria. I am also sending the New Year felicitation to our leader, President Muhammadu Buhari and all those saddled with leadership responsibilities in our treasured country, Nigeria. Specifically, I am posting this special New Read More

New Year message: Buhari mulls overhaul of security architecture

President Muhammadu Buhari has hinted at plan to reorganise the security apparatus, including the armed forces and police personnel to deal with the growing security challenges across the country. This is coming against the background of a groundswell of calls for the sack of service chiefs by Nigerians. However, in a nationwide New Year message to mark the beginning of 2021, Read More

Christmas without bombs: Buhari, security chiefs deserve commendations – FCT residents

January 1, 2021 Editor 0

Some well-meaning residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have hailed President Muhammadu Buhari and the nation’s security chiefs for a Christmas celebration free from bombings.  The group, under the auspices of Concerned Abuja Residents Association (CARA) made this known in a press conference to mark the new year on Friday.  In a statement co-signed by Innocent Onuchukwu and Abayomi Johnson, its President Read More

PMB and burden of healing broken bones

January 1, 2021 Philip Agbese 0

My New year Epistle to Nigerians This present generation has had their diaries well filled with details of their vivid share in first-hand history experience of insurgency in their life time, in which these verbose experiences may well be defined by the success or failure of the anti-terrorism efforts across our country. Since al-Qaeda first emerged in 1988 and subsequently Read More

Nigerians call for full budget implementation, improved security, others

January 1, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Hours after President Muhammadu Buhari signed the 2021 appropriation bill into law Thursday, some Nigerians told Blueprint that they expected full implementation, proper coordination, improved security and early commencement of the Social Investment Programme (SIP) highlighted in the budget. An economic expert, Yusha’u Aliyu expressed hope that the SIP captured in the budget “takes off early, in other to help Read More

As Buhari signs 2021 appropriation bill into law: Nigerians express worry over N3.3trn debt servicing vote

President Muhammadu Buhari has issued stern warning to agencies of government saddled with the responsibility of revenue generation to work hard to meet their targets or get sanctioned. The president issued the warning Thursday after signing the N13.588 trillion 2021 Appropriation Bill and the 2020 Finance Bill into law in Abuja. The warning is coming as Nigerians from diverse backgrounds called for Read More

Amidst pandemic, we achieved some milestones – Bauchi gov

January 1, 2021 Binta Shama 0

Bauchi state Governor Bala Abdulkadir A. Mohammed has felicitated with people of the state  for coming out stronger in 2020 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The governor stated this in his New Year Message to people of the state. In the message, a copy of which was made available to Blueprint in Abuja Thursday, the governor said: “I am also proud to Read More

How military aborted terrorists’ planned use of mercenaries to thwart peaceful Christmas celebration

January 1, 2021 Editor 0

According to multiple sources, it has been revealed that there was a failed attempt by the Boko Haram group to disrupt the Christmas celebrations in parts of North-East Nigeria, including the Federal Capital Territory. It was stated that some mercenaries from some of the francophone countries attempted to smuggle their way into Nigeria posing as cattle rearers and was meant Read More

Group hails Buhari, Service Chiefs for peaceful Christmas in North East

January 1, 2021 Editor 0

The NorthEast Peace Ambassadors (NEPA) has said President Muhammadu Buhari and the nation’s service chiefs deserve credit for the return of peace and another Christmas celebration free from attacks in the region.  The group gave the commendation at a press conference on Tuesday in Modu Ganari, Maiduguri, Borno state.  In a statement co-signed by Alhaji Sadiq Bulama and Mallam Usman Geidam, Read More

Crossover: National Inter-Faith organisation declares 21 days prayers for Nigeria

January 1, 2021 Editor 0

The National Inter-Faith and Religious Organisation for Peace (NIFROP) has declared 21-day intercessory prayers for Nigeria to usher in the new year.  The inter-faith group, in a statement signed by its grand patron, Archbishop Julius Ediwe, Thursday, said the spiritual exercise is themed, ” 2021: Our Year of Overcoming Agents of Destabilization, Coup Plotters and Blood Sucking Demons working against President Muhammadu Read More